Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics are medicines used to manage major psychiatric illness like delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Long-term use of antipsychotics causes side effects like impotence, weight gain, gynecomastia, etc.

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What can cause brain fog, pressure in the head, and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having brain fog. I cannot think properly even a single sentence or numerical or complex problems. I have some blockage and pressure in my head. I feel dizzy and foggy in my eyes. While reading, I have palpitation in my head and overall body. My eyes become blurred. Frequently, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the antipsychotic drugs used to resolve this issue. Yes, sinusitis patients have foggy mind and heaviness in the head. It gets aggravated while the head is in a bending position. Few anti-psychotics can also cause a cloudy mind with confusion. For sin...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best medicine for my psychological disorders.

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to know some treatment recommendations for my condition. I have bipolar disorder type II, social and generalized disorder, and panic disorder. I am having depression for a year. My hypomania is very mild and short-lived. I am afraid to get out of my home due to my constant anx...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your anxiety symptoms, you have tried taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and SNRI (serotonin-norephedrine reuptake inhibitor) class of medications. I suggest you try taking TCA (tricyclic antidepressants) class of antidepressants like Ami...  Read Full »

How do I cope up with my depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crush on a girl for two years now. I proposed to her, and she rejected me. I was depressed back then, and for that, I also took tablet Qutan 50. I felt better just for a while, but I could handle it. It got worse during this lockdown, and I am not on any medications now. Her tho...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I understand your current situation. I can imagine very well that how much stress you are going through. You have been prescribed earlier antipsychotic medication. Instead of it, it will be better if you are prescribed an antidepressant-like Sert...  Read Full »

Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

After taking Ziprasidone 20 mg for schizophrenia, I gained 35 kg. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have schizophrenia. I am taking Ziprasidone 20 mg daily and I have a severe weight gain of one kilogram per week. I have tried all other neutral antipsychotics to help me and I gained weight even after following them. I have tried dieting and exercise with antipsychotics and I have not l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and it is really tough to deal with it. But you are doing good. You are stable on the medication Ziprasidone and you have tried all the medications and other options to have weight loss in the past. I am sorry to say that there is no opti...  Read Full »

How to help a person with a psychological problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 59 years old and had angioplasty three years back. After angioplasty, he was on high medication. Also, he started to develop psychological problems. He is having illusions that my mom is having affair with whosoever comes to our house. He started troubling my mom a lot. Now, he ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This symptom of suspecting fidelity of spouse is known as delusion of jealousy. It is commonly seen in alcohol abusers or addicts. It is treated with antipsychotics. As he does not have insight or understanding into his problem, he is unlikely to see a psychiatrist and...  Read Full »

My husband has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has been voluntarily admitted into a mental health hospital for loss of reality, confusion and self-doubt. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar. However, his triggers and signs started eight days ago and they are working with the medication. However, he did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, then his sleep disturbance is expected. There is reduced need for sleep in bipolar mania. As he is in the admission, I do not think there is a need to worry. They will treat him with proper guidelines ...  Read Full »

How is delusional jealousy treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is suffering from a delusion of jealousy for the last three years. What is the treatment for it? The main problem is that my dad has no insight of his problem. How much time will it take to recover? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment is antipsychotic medicines like Olanzapine, Aripiprazole, etc., followed by insight oriented psychotherapy after remission. But, please ensure that there are no other symptoms like delusions of persecution or control, hearing voices, sleep and appetite chang...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with substance-induced psychosis and taking medicines. Is it permanent?

Query: Hello, I have been diagnosed with substance induced psychosis 2 years ago and I started taking anti-psychotics along with a mood stabilizer and other anti-depressants however now I'm only on mood stabilizer and therapy, I would like to know if this illness will be permanent or if its going to subsid...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your concern about it. your illness will be under control on medications. let me explain you in simple language. When a patient is suffering from diabetes, the doctor needs to control or manage sugar level. To control sugar, the patien...  Read Full »

How to cure my husband's behavioral issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and my husband is 40 years old. We got married before nine months. My husband has been suffering from psychosis since two years, but I came to know this only after marriage. He is using Arpit 10 mg and Dyskinil. I just wanted to know about his health condition. He left...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description of his complaints is suggestive that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. It is not congenital. It begins in early adulthood most often and there is no complete cure. But, it is very much treatable with proper doses of antipsychotic medicines....  Read Full »

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